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Great place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent work/life balance
Good compensation and benefits
2 month paid sabbatical every 7 years
Flexible work from home policy
Incredibly smart colleagues
Opportunities for international assignments
Easy to switch roles/divisions
Lots of great free classes for career development

Cons

Bureaucracy - lots of red tape, too many meetings, army of middle managers
Inefficient business processes, frequent reorganizations
Some groups/divisions can be very political - difficult to get ahead just on merits/achievements
No shuttle bus from SF unlike other tech companies in the South Bay

Advice to Management

Reduce the bureaucracy - trim middle management

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    Working for a winner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In context of an engineer working in fabrication:
    When you work at Intel, you're working with smart people. You'll be given responsibility fast - so fast that you may feel a little scared being responsible for so many millions - or billions - of dollars of revenue. However, while *you* are responsible, you have a great support system - a lot of people and systems around you to help. I've always found people at Intel very helpful - if you ask someone for help, you will get it.Decisions are all data-driven - the first step is always to gather data -- an if a problem is urgent, to expedite the gathering of the data. Data and model-based problem solving are used extensively. At the engineering level in the fab, there is little "politics" - due to the data-driven decision making.
    Safety is the #1 priority in a fab - and the management sincerely promotes this - and backs it up with dollars to make safety improvement inside the factory and office areas (especially ergonomic equipment).
    Skills that will help you in the fab are knowledge of extracting data from databases, statistics, and data analysis with JMP. A little programming knowledge will help you as well.
    People at Intel don't like to finish second. Intel likes to win. Intel demands to be the champion. The way Intel achieves victory is by moving faster than anyone else - speed is the key competitive advantage.

    Cons

    You're likely to feel a little "overloaded" at Intel, at least at first. I feel like I'm always 2X overloaded (but I'm used to it now). You can have a good work-life balance; on the other hand, if you like to work a lot, Intel will take that and put it in its pocket.
    Management is promoted from the engineering ranks. This has is good and bad. On the good side, they understand your job and can help you. On the bad side, the managers can focus too much on the problem of the day and not on longer term things like people development, career coaching, and other "softer" management functions. So plan on taking charge of your own career.
    Intel used to shower us with cash - mainly from stock options. Those days are over - the stock has been stagnant for over 10 years.
    You'd think that being at Intel, you'd have access to some of the best computer equipment in the world. You'd be wrong. You'll get a "business class" laptop, which is not good for engineering data analysis. However, with enough push, you can get a high performance desktop system.

    Advice to Management

    Heh, nothing they don't already know. They're smart people (consider than Intel was founded by 2 geniuses - Gordon Moore and Andy Grove - and one super-genius, Robert Noyce).
    OK, one thing: Flush TWWW open office layouts and give people cubes. Build more office buildings if you have to (which are cheap compared to the billions of dollars management wasted on acquisitions).


  2. Excellent Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Post-Silicon Validation in Folsom, CA
    Former Intern - Post-Silicon Validation in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Valuable work experience
    Meet with higher ups
    Great Pay
    Get bonuses and a very generous relocation stipend
    Work with most intelligent people in the field
    Younger employee base
    Awesome work life balance

    Cons

    Long hours, even as intern


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